Yesterday at The Hundred of Hoo we had our second largest talk this year from Paula Johnson our school counsellor.

Paula has been a counsellor for 12 years and informed our students on what the different routes there are to becoming a counsellor. She explained all about her career working for the NHS and to now being self employed. 

Paula gave an insight  into what she helps her clients with from anything from relationship difficulties, the death of a loved one, or to improve the way they deal with everyday life. Paula explained It is not the role of a counsellor to advise people what to do, rather counsellors would encourage people to look at the choices they have and find their own ways to make positive changes.

Student comment:

“Paula included lots of information we needed to know about what the job is like  and she answered all my questions before I got a chance to ask them. Not only is she our school counselor she has helped me find the right University course and what I needed to study. She also gave me lots of her own books to help me decide which I wasn’t expecting. She has been so helpful to have here at school not just as a counselor but as a role model. “

Thank you to Paula for her useful insights